Pecan Gap, Texas

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Pecan Gap is a city in both Delta and Fannin Counties within the U.S. state of Texas. It is sometimes informally referred to as The Gap by the residents of both the town and its immediate surrounding area. The population was 214 at the time of the 2000 census. It is named for the gap between two pecan trees, but unfortunately one of the two pecan trees was destroyed by a tornado in 1963.



Pecan Gap is located at 33°26′17″N 95°50′56″W / 33.43806°N 95.84889°W / 33.43806; -95.84889 (33.438165, -95.848818)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


Pecan Gap's climate is considered to be part of the humid subtropical region.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 214 people, 103 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 343.6 people per square mile (133.3/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 197.5/sq mi (76.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.32% White, 7.94% African American, 0.47% Asian, 2.80% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.54% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.78.

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